When we first started hosting Boondockers Welcome we had a run of guests in October and early November. Then it got slow. Probably due to folks being where they wanted to be over Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now we are again getting requests on a regular basis.
As of this date we have hosted 15 times. We had two other reservations that cancelled due to the bad weather. We have 7 upcoming reservations on our schedule.
Aside from hosting we are looking forward to Spring. Leonard decided to build a raised bed for planting vegetables. We enjoyed having a garden but neither of us are able to get down on the ground unless there will be a crane nearby to stand us up. As usual, nothing he makes is small.
I have ordered a replacement. However, the new one will be hung on a solid post across the road. Our neighbor up the street has some of his property fenced in. Speaking of which, this afternoon we noticed firetrucks and police at his barn and saw smoke rasing. He stores hay in that barn and it caught fire. He did not lose the barn but some insulation was destroyed.
A portion of our driveway was getting muddy when it rained.
On a side note: That long building in the background is where the fire was this morning.
We've had a lot of rain recently. One nice day last week I was sitting on the porch and I could hear water running in the creek that separates our properrty from the neighbors. The creek runs along the wood line.
One day when Len was working in his shop on the raised bed I was walking around the yard. Our duck named Baby Duck is the big white duck. He is a Pekin. He can be a bit mean. Will put his head down and run behind me like he is charging. I stop and turn around and he turns around like he never did a thing. Our young duck Frances (the entire brown one) is the daughter of our Muscovey, Elsie. The Muscovey has the white head.
We thought that Baby Duck was Frances' father. But I checked it out and when a Muscovey and Pekin breed their babies are White with some black feathering. Then I thought..... we have Mallards visit. I checked it out and Frances looks like a female mallard.
To get back to the story I started. Baby Duck has been mean to Frances. Will chase her away from food and chases her around the yard with his head down. Nasty. Well, I looked out at the pond. Baby Duck was on top of Frances. Seeing how he has been mean to her, I thought he was trying to drown her. I called to Len who was in his shop. OK..... I'm dumb. That wasn't it at all.
Elsie started laying eggs again a few weeks ago. But wasn't brooding. So we removed the eggs and replaced them with two ceramic eggs so she would continue to lay in the same place.Then last week I realized she was sitting on them for a length of time. A few days later I checked, the eggs she had been sitting on were destoyed and eaten. Possum? Raccoon? Whatever. She still must be laying but no idea where.
Biscuit says Hello. Len and I can't believe how much in love we are with this boy.
Until next time.
Oh..... we just got our 2nd Moderna shot on Monday. Len was weak and tired yesterday. Could not do much moving around and slept most of the day. I've had no reaction.